# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, Advanced Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, Advanced (8496/36 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Practicing Safety in Manufacturing

  1. Use required personal protective equipment (PPE).
  2. Implement a safety plan.
  3. Maintain safe working practices around production equipment.
  4. Operate lab equipment according to instructor guidelines.

Analyzing Automated Production Processes

  1. Outline manufacturing processes.
  2. Distinguish among automation systems used by subsectors within manufacturing.
  3. Define data flow.
  4. Identify cybersecurity considerations throughout the stages in the engineering design process.
  5. Analyze use of computer-aided design (CAD), three-dimensional (3D) printing, and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) in manufacturing.
  6. Describe the use of a programmable logic controller (PLC) and microcontroller.
  7. Develop a control system with open and/or closed loops.

Exploring Current Issues in Cybersecurity in Manufacturing

  1. Describe the current state of cybersecurity in manufacturing.
  2. Research emerging technologies.
  3. Identify industry challenges.

Applying Cybersecurity Standards and Regulations to Manufacturing Systems

  1. Explain laws and regulations applicable to cybersecurity in manufacturing systems.
  2. Describe the importance of cybersecurity standards applicable to manufacturing systems.

Evaluating Vulnerabilities, Risks, and Threats in Manufacturing Systems

  1. Describe the relationship among risks, vulnerabilities, and threats.
  2. Identify resources for vulnerability information specific to manufacturing.
  3. Describe threats to ICS.
  4. Explain cybersecurity risks within a supply chain.
  5. Perform a risk assessment.

Applying System Security Procedures and Risk Management in Automated Production Processes

  1. Develop a system security plan for an automated production process.
  2. Propose incident response procedures.
  3. Define cyber threat intelligence.
  4. Apply digital forensics to an automated production process.

Securing a Manufacturing Enterprise

  1. Apply the engineering design process.
  2. Plan a product/process.
  3. Describe trade secrets and proprietary information of a manufacturing enterprise.
  4. Design the prevention of and protections against cyber threats for a manufacturing enterprise.
  5. Secure the product using cybersecurity best practices.